Cobus Potgieter was born in 1986 in Carnarvon in the Karoo in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. In 2007 the South African drummer started using YouTube to share his drum covers, and his life changed forever.
Cobus has a very rhythmical way of playing patterns that really complement the music. His syncopated hi-hat work and tom based grooves and fills are some of these examples. We can see some traits of his major influences in this side of his playing, like Carter Beauford, Tony Royster Jr.and Travis Barker. Other players that have influenced him tremendously are Derico Watson, Mike Portnoy, and Thomas Lang.
Cobus' success is the result of his love for playing drums. This, combined with his knowledge and enthusiasm for audio and video production, made it easier for him to create a high quality product. This helped him letting his own voice and enjoyment of playing drums really shine through and connect with people from all around the world. With so little he has accomplished a lot.
His set-up includes a D6 on the Kick, i5s on the top and bottom Snare, Micro Ds on the Rack Toms, D4 for the Floor Tom, SCX25 on the Overheads, CX212B for the Room, and ADX51 for the Auxiliary Mics.
Cobus has accumulated over 170,000,000 views on his YouTube channel. Check out his YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/deedlebag/featured